St. Lawrence University freshman Ellis Toll pulled away from a pair of teammates and won the individual title at the 2012 North Country 5 Invitational on the 5,000 meter Ronald C. Hoffmann Cross Country at St. Lawrence Wednesday afternoon.
Toll led a field of 53 runners with a time of 17:30.10 with Saint junior Spencer Fausel finishing second in 17:36.60 and freshman Jason Hardacre third in 17:37.60.
The race included runners from Clarkson, Canton College, Potsdam and Paul Smith's in addition to the Saints. It was a non-scoring race from a team standpoint.
Michael Feeney led a trio of Clarkson runners with a fourth place finish in 17:46.40 with Saint freshmen Will Moynihan finishing seventh in 17:59.80 and Wesley Kirui eighth in 18:03.90. Justin Richardson was Canton's top finisher in 18:06.90, good for ninth place while Potsdam's first finisher was John Stone, who was 25th in 18:58.20. Michael Tuthill was Paul Smith's lone entry in the men's race and he was 48th in 21:37.20.
Other Saint finishers Wednesday included Adam Banker in 12th with a time of 18:18.30, Ben Washburn in 13th in 18:21.90, Tyler Harris 19th in 18:36.60, Bryan Geiger23rd in 18:50.20, Tyler Baldino 32nd in 19:1.50 and Mark Perlman 38th in 19:34.30.